Plenty of help on hand for students receiving exam results

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A-level students have been nervously awaiting their exam results, which are released today, Thursday.

For most it will be agony or ecstacy as their grades determine whether they have gained the place of their choice at university.

Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be on hand from 8am to provide valuable careers information and advice to students (and their parents) across the UK who receive higher or lower A-level results than expected, and more importantly who don’t know what to do next.

Delivered by UCAS on behalf of the Department for Education, the helpline opens for 10 days across the exam results period to support schools, colleges and existing careers advice services during a potentially very demanding time.

Last year, the helpline offered a lifeline to more than 3,000 students on A-level results day alone, and almost 7,000 students across the whole exam results period.

Providing students with free, independent and expert information and advice about continuing into further or higher education, or pursuing different routes such as vocational qualifications, taking a gap year or finding employment, the helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000. Calls are free from landlines. Mobile network charges vary.

Further information can be found at www.ucas.com/examresultshelpline.

* See next week’s Lancaster Guardian for an exam results special.